Slashed safety nets? …Not quite.

This morning on radio, Glenn played new audio of Francis Fox Piven making some pretty ridiculous claims about what is causing America’s economic problems. Trying to justify her desire for “another surge from the bottom,” Piven said, “This isn’t the first period in American history when inequality has soared. A very narrow stratum of people at the top have grown richer and richer and richer, while the mass of people find higher unemployment, reduced wages in this period, and a slashed safety net. That’s what’s going on.”

Unfortunately for Ms. Piven “a slashed safety net,” isn’t exactly what “the mass of people” are finding according to a very unlikely source …the daughter of Nancy Pelosi.

This weekend on Bill Maher’s show, Emmy nominated documentarian Alexandria Pelosi played a video she took right across the street from her New York City apartment at the welfare office. After playing a clip of rural conservative voters in Mississippi on a prior show, Alexandria made this video to “expose” the other side of the aisle. Her goal was to tell both Republicans and Democrats to “own their party,” or basically take responsibility for those on their side of the aisle while pointing a finger at the other side.

Pelosi asked the people, who she described as able-bodied individuals, waiting in line for handouts why they were voting for Barack Obama, why they were at the welfare office, and what it was that they liked about President Obama. What she found wasn’t exactly in line with Francis Fox Piven’s most recent claim of a “slashed safety new.”

“Tell me what you like about Obama?” Pelosi asked of one woman waiting in line.

“He gives me stuff,” she replied.

In another exchange Alexandria Pelosi asked one man, “Who are you going to vote for in this election?”

“Obama,” he replied

“Why?” Pelosi questioned

“Because he’s black,” he answered

Pelosi next asked one group to tell her everything that they get from the government. They’re answers are pretty revealing…

“All I get… stamps, public assistance, Medicare—we call it money in the bong.”

Another recipient replied, “Whatever the hell they got to offer.”

So, when was the last time some of the people Ms. Pelosi spoke with actually worked?

“Oh, say …half a decade,” was one man’s answer, which he blamed on his background and jail time.

“Wow,” Glenn said reacting to the audio, “But anyway, back to Frances Fox Piven, who's talking about how everything's just being slashed down at the bottom.”

Watch the clip below to see the full video of Alexandria’s appearance on Bill Maher and the video she made at the welfare office in New York City.

Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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